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Lunar Eclipse Tonight, Won't Be Visible in US

Lunar Eclipse Happening Tonight, Not Visible in US

Updated: Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011, 10:55 AM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011, 10:34 AM CDT

(EndPlay Staff Reports) - The first lunar eclipse of the year will be a sky-watching treat, but North America and most of the northern hemisphere won't see it.

The eclipse will be the longest total lunar eclipse since 2000, reported The Christian Science Monitor . It will take place during June's full moon on Wednesday, starting at 1:24 p.m. EST and lasting until 7 p.m. EST.

Observers may see an eclipse that lasts 100 minutes, similar to a lunar eclipse on July 16, 2000, that lasted 107 minutes and rivaling only three eclipses including July 16 that have happened in the last 100 years.

NASA explained that a lunar eclipse is when the Earth lines up directly between the sun and moon, blocking the sun's ways and casting a shadow on the moon. As the moon moves deeper into Earth's shadow it appears to change color from a gray to an orange or deep red.

The color change is because indirect sunlight still passes through Earth's atmosphere, causing a glow on the moon, while the Earth's atmosphere filters out most of the blue-colored light.

The eclipse will be viewable from the eastern half of Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and western Australia, PC Mag said. Europe will miss the first part because it will happen before moonrise while eastern Asia, eastern Australia and New Zealand will miss the last stages that will happen after the moon sets.

The next two solar eclipses, on July 1 and Nov. 25, will also not be visible from the northern hemisphere.

NASA stated there will be a lunar eclipse that lasts about 51 minutes on Dec. 10. The entire eclipse will be viewable from Asia and Australia while North Americans will see a portion because most if it will happen before the moon sets.

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Hope we can get a glimpse here

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I hope ya'll can too. Pics for us US'ers?

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Sure will if it cloudless

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Fucking christ. I'm that I won't get to see it with my naked-ass eyes.

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For all of you Americans that want a lunar eclipse tonight, just put a towel over your giant ass.

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Parts of the UK will be treated to the rare sight of a blood red full moon tonight due to a total lunar eclipse.


But star gazers will only be able to catch the tail end of the lunar spectacle.

Although the eclipse begins at 6.24pm and lasts until midnight, it will only be visible in the UK when the sun sets at 9.19pm.

The moon will become blood red in colour for nearly two hours.

For people in the UK hoping to enjoy the spectacle, the weather along with light pollution in built up areas will be the deciding factors.

Unlike eclipses of the sun the moon's eclipse can be viewed directly without any type of special glasses or filters.

Joanna Robinson, of the Sky News weather team, said: "There will be a fair amount of cloud around tonight, particularly across England, where any chances of seeing the night sky will be limited and brief.

"Much of Scotland and Wales will be cloudy as well, but western areas will see clear spells for a time, so there's a good chance there.

"The best place to catch the lunar eclipse will be across Ireland, where the skies will remain fairly clear this evening.

"Having said that, the sun will set here later, therefore you will only really catch the very end of the eclipse."



Tonight's will be the first total lunar eclipse since 2000 with people in the eastern half of Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and western Australia able to enjoy the entire event.

However, those in North America will miss out as the eclipse will happen during their daylight hours.

A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth, Sun and Moon all align and the Earth's shadow sweeps across the surface of the full Moon blocking out the Sun's direct light.

Indirect sunlight that passes through the Earth's atmosphere has its blue elements filtered out giving the moon its spectacular red or orange appearance.

The next chance to see a total lunar eclipse will be in 2018 - weather permitting.


http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-...ime_Since_2000

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I wanna see it too

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